The MoneyWeek team
Bengt Saelensminde. Bengt graduated from Reading University in 1994 and followed up with a master's degree in business economics. He started stock market investing at the age of 13, and this eventually led to a job in the City of London in 1995. He started on a bond desk at Cantor Fitzgerald and ended up running a desk at stockbroker's Cazenove. Bengt left the City in 2000 to start up his own import and beauty products business which he still runs today. Bengt also writes MoneyWeek's free email, The Right Side, an aid for free-thinkers on how to make money across financial markets. Read all articles by Bengt Saelensminde.
Bill Bonner. Bill is the author of the acclaimed free daily email, The Daily Reckoning, and two best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving the Soft Depression of the 21st Century, and Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis. He is also the co-author (along with Lila Rajiva) of Mobs, Messiahs and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics. Read all articles by Bill Bonner.
David Stevenson. David joined MoneyWeek as associate editor in May 2008. Having started a career in the City with Morgan Grenfell Investment Management, David joined Oppenheimer in 1983, starting as a UK fund manager before taking over the European unit trust in 1986. He has subsequently managed European equity portfolios for Hill Samuel, Cigna and IAI International, a US-based Lloyds TSB subsidiary, and has worked as an analyst for stockbroker BNP Securities. After a brief period running his own business, David then returned to the financial world in 2007 as investment writer for the Motley Fool. He joined MoneyWeek in May 2008 as Associate Editor. In January 2012, David became the driving force behind The Fleet Street Letter. Read all MoneyWeek articles by David Stevenson.
Dominic Frisby. Dominic is MoneyWeek's commentator on commodities, and is an active private investor in junior mining and energy companies. He is the presenter and producer of Commodity Watch Radio - an internet radio show run in association with Minesite, where Dominic discusses the commodities and financial markets with leading lights of the sector. Dominic was educated at St. Paul's School, Manchester University and the Webber-Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art. Aside from his involvement in the commodities sector, He is also one of the UK's leading voiceover artists, a TV presenter and stand-up comedian. Read all articles by Dominic Frisby.
Eoin Gleeson. Eoin came to Money Week in 2006 having graduated with a MLitt in economics from Trinity College Dublin. He taught economic history for two years at Trinity, while researching a thesis on how herd behaviour destroys financial markets. Eoin acts as managing editor of MoneyWeek's newsletters. Read all articles by Eoin Gleeson.
James Ferguson. James Ferguson qualified with an MA (Hons) in economics from Edinburgh University in 1985. For the last 21 years he has had a high-powered career in institutional stock broking, specialising in equities, working for Nomura, Robert Fleming, SBC Warburg, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Mitsubishi Securities. Read all articles by James Ferguson.
James McKeigue. James graduated from Keele University with a BA (Hons) in English literature and history, and has a NCTJ certificate in journalism. After teaching English in various Latin American countries, and working at ITV, James wrote for Television Business International and covered the European equity markets for the Forbes.com London bureau. James has travelled extensively in emerging markets, reporting for international energy magazines such as Oil and Gas Investor, and institutional publications such as the Commonwealth Business Environment Report. Read all articles by James McKeigue.
John C Burford. John writes MoneyWeek's spread betting blog. He is is a British-born lapsed PhD physicist, who previously worked for Nasa on the Mars exploration team. He is a former commodity trading advisor with the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and worked in a boutique futures house in California in the 1980s. He was a partner in one of the first futures newsletter advisory services, based in Washington DC, specialising in pork bellies and currencies. John is primarily a chart-reading trader, having cut his trading teeth in the days before PCs. As well as his work in the financial world, he has launched, run and sold several 'real' businesses producing 'real' products. Read all articles by John C Burford.
John Stepek. John Stepek is the editor of MoneyWeek and writes our daily investment email, Money Morning. John graduated from Strathclyde University in 1996, and went straight into a career writing about business and finance. He has worked for a number of financial magazines and newsletters, including Families in Business, Shares magazine and the business section of the Sunday Times. In 2003 he took a job on the finance desk of Teletext, where he spent two years covering the markets and breaking financial news. John joined MoneyWeek in 2005. Read all articles by John Stepek.
Matthew Lynn. Matthew Lynn is a columnist for Bloomberg, writing a weekly commentary syndicated in papers such as Die Welt, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post and the Miami Herald. He is also an associate editor of Spectator Business, and a regular contributor to The Spectator. Before that, he worked for the business section of the Sunday Times for ten years. Matthew is also a thriller writer. Read all articles by Matthew Lynn.
Matthew Partridge. Matthew Partridge graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then did an MSc, followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics. He has previously written for a wide range of publications, including the Guardian and the Economist, and also helped to run a newsletter on terrorism. He has spent time at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and the consultancy Lombard Street Research. Read all articles by Matthew Partridge.
Merryn Somerset Webb. Merryn was a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she gained a first class degree in history & economics. She then became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University. In 1992 Merryn moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan's public TV station. In 1993 she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for 5 years. Returning to the UK in 1998, Merryn became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn took the job of editor; she recently became MoneyWeek's Editor-in-chief. Merryn is a non executive director of two investment trusts, the Montanaro European Smaller Companies Plc (she was appointed in March 2011) and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon (October 2011). She has published a book on personal finance for women, Love is Not Enough: The Smart Woman's Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money (HarperPress, 2007). Read all articles by Merryn Somerset Webb.
Paul Hill. Paul gained a degree in electrical engineering and went on to qualify as a chartered management accountant. He has extensive corporate finance and investment experience and is a member of the Securities Institute. Over the past 16 years Paul has held top-level financial management and M&A roles for blue-chip companies such as O2, GKN and Unilever. He is now director of his own capital investment and consultancy firm, PMH Capital Limited, and writes our weekly 'Who's tipping what' column. Paul is an expert at analysing companies in new, fast-growing markets, and is an extremely shrewd stock-picker. Read all articles by Paul Hill.
Phil Oakley. Phil spent thirteen years as an investment analyst for both stockbroking and fund management companies. After graduating with a MSc in International Banking, Economics & Finance from Liverpool Business School in 1996, Phil went to work for BWD Rensburg, a Liverpool based investment manager. In 2001, he joined ABN AMRO as a transport analyst. After a brief spell as a food retail analyst, he spent five years with ABN's very successful UK Smaller Companies team where he covered engineering, transport and support services stocks. In 2007, Phil joined Halbis Capital Management as a European equities analyst. He began writing for Moneyweek in 2010. Read all articles by Phil Oakley.
Seán Keyes. Seán graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a BA in economics and political science and, in 2009, from University College Dublin with an MA in economics. His MA thesis was on the likely effects of deficient eurozone governance structures. Seán joined MoneyWeek in 2011 after spending two years running an online retailer. He writes on economics and contributes to Moneyweek's investment newsletters. Read all articles by Seán Keyes.
Stephen Bland. Stephen Bland qualified as a chartered accountant in 1971 and between 1977 and 2001 ran his own successful accountancy practice in London. He has been an active private investor for 40 years. In 1999 he began writing on investing for the Motley Fool website (under the nickname "TMF Pyad") and a number of other financial publications. Since January 2008 he has been a contributor to MoneyWeek. Stephen also runs his own investment newsletter, The Dividend Letter, based on his hugely successful 'High Yield Portfolio' (HYP) strategy. Read all articles by Stephen Bland.
Tim Bennett. Tim graduated with a history degree from Cambridge University in 1989 and, after a year of travelling, joined the financial services firm Ernst and Young in 1990, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1994. He then moved into financial markets training, designing and running a variety of courses at graduate level and beyond for a range of organisations including the Securities and Investment Institute and UBS. He joined MoneyWeek in 2007. Read all articles by Tim Bennett.
Tim Price. Tim graduated with a BA in English language and literature from Christ Church, Oxford University in 1991, whereupon he entered the City as a bond salesman. Having worked at Paribas Capital Markets and Merrill Lynch International, he helped to set up an award-winning investment management department at Ansbacher & Co. in 2001. He then moved to Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in London where he was chief investment officer, global strategies, helping to manage over $1 billion in an absolute return programme for institutional clients. Tim currently works as director of investment at PFP Wealth Management, a UK-based investment and financial advisory practice which advises on and manages £1.5 billion in client asset. He is also a regular contributor of articles to MoneyWeek and to our Roundtable discussions. Tim runs an investment advisory service, The Price Report, especially for MoneyWeek readers – giving individual investors the chance to hear the very latest views, insights and specific tips from top-level City investors and professional managers. Read all articles by Tim Price.